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A nod to the siege of Erebor in the War of Rohirrim?

Victariongreyjoy
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Jun 23, 9:12pm

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Since we see Mumakil in the concept photos, could the movie also include the Easterlings joining forces with the Dunlendings and Haradrims attack on Helm's Deep? If they are there as well, it an be a small nod to the siege of Erebor which we never saw on screen.


Otaku-sempai
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Jun 24, 1:09am

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Since we see Mumakil in the concept photos, could the movie also include the Easterlings joining forces with the Dunlendings and Haradrims attack on Helm's Deep? If they are there as well, it an be a small nod to the siege of Erebor which we never saw on screen.



I've never associated Mūmakil with the Easterlings, much less with the siege of Erebor. I've always understood Sam's Oliphaunts to be creatures utilized by the Haradrim, as we see in The Two Towers (both book and film). Also, I'm not sure that the Easterlings actually ever allied themselves with the Dunlendings in the legendarium; the Dunlendings did at least take advantage of Rohan being beleaguered on their eastern front. I'm just not sure that it went further than that.

I do believe that the "Tale of Years" that appears in The Peoples of Middle-earth states that the Easterlings had allied with Orcs against the Rohirrim.


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2757...Rohan is overrun by Orcs and Easterlings. At the same time Gondor is attacked by the Corsairs of Umbar.



Of course this was not "The Tale of Years of the Third Age" in its final form. Take if for what it's worth.

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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OldestDaughter
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Jun 25, 3:40pm

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Otaku-sempai
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Jun 25, 8:08pm

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...I think we will see Mūmakil in The War of the Rohirrim, but I think that they will be used by the Haradrim, not by Easterlings. IRL we do have both African and Indian elephants, but I don't know that this kind of speciation should or would apply to Mūmakil. Though maybe we could also consider the world-wide range of prehistoric elephant relatives such as mastodons and mammoths!

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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